Ravenfield



Main Street
Rotherham Main Street Ravenfield Rotherham Main Street Ravenfield
© Unknown © Old Rotherham 2013

We did knock to ask to take the 2013 image but nobody was home, we posted a printout of the Old photo and took the picture. We hope they don't mind and that the old photo is an happy reminder of how their property used to look.

The cottages on the left of the picture can be better seen below.


St James Church
Rotherham St James Church Ravenfield Rotherham St James Church Ravenfield
© Scrivens Collection © Old Rotherham 2013
"Welcome to this gem of a church from the 18th century. The name Ravenfield is of Norse origin and means ‘raven’s open field’. There was a medieval chapel on this site which was replaced in 1756 with the present church, designed by the York architect John Carr." Read more at Heritage Inspired.

Main Street / Garden Lane
Rotherham Garden Lane Ravenfield Rotherham Garden Lane Ravenfield
© Scrivens Collection © Old Rotherham 2013
Built around 1824, these cottages replaced one small farmstead.

Google Earth: Main Street       St James Church       Garden Lane
Notes: Wikipedia: Ravenfield is a small village and civil parish in South Yorkshire, England. It is located in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, 3.3 miles (5.3 km) east of the town of Rotherham. The older part is a former farming village and over recent years has become a pretty rural community; it has been particularly successful in the Britain in Bloom competitions. It has a population of 2,018.